[bct] Re: Olympus WS-200s

  • From: "Lynnette" <superlynne@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 20:16:54 -0400

Hi Larry,
Thanks to you and the podcast, I ordered an Olympus WS-200S yesterday.  I
can't wait.  I've already tapped a few intresting people for podcasts.

thanks so much for having Blind Cool Tech.  It really is cool!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "LARRY SKUTCHAN" <lskutchan@xxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2005 8:35 AM
Subject: [bct] Re: Olympus WS-200s

> I would prefer it did wav or mp3 recording, too, but at the highest
> quality, you get 128 kpbs 441000 files, which are pretty good quality.
> There is not a recorder on earth that will not pick up mic handling
> noise.  The answer to that is do not handle the unit while recording
> with the built-in mic.
> I haven't seen the fill-up error yet.  That may be an issue, but
> usually Olympus is pretty good about their error handling.
> >>> Graham.Lewis@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Thursday, October 13, 2005 7:38:22 AM
> >>>
> After readng Larry's podcast on this I was seriously thinking of buying
> one but after checking with the reviews on the USA Amazon site (UK
> Amazon does not deal in it) I amhaving second thoughts.  I just thought
> I would share this in case anybody else is thinking of buying.  I would
> be interested to see if those of you who already have one of these can
> confirm or denay these findings:
> 1. The WMA fprmat seemsed t be problematic both because you have to
> convert from this to do most anything with the recording and because it
> is a low quality format except at the highest quality setting.
> 2.  Poor interal microphone in that it picks up every handling action.
> 3. The most worrying issue was one reviewer who filled up the memory
> and so froze the firmware with no way out.
> Graham

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